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For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

    For the US and Israel, Iran Works Best as a Perpetual Threat

JERUSALEM, PALESTINE — According to a story in Haaretz, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said recently that “the United States will respond with military force if its interests are attacked by Iran.” However, there are several reasons why Israel and the U.S. will not attack Iran, at least not directly. Al Jazeera reports…

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MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame

    MintCast Interviews Filmmaker Robbie Martin: The Neoconservative Endgame

MintCast co-hosts Alan MacLeod and Whitney Webb recently spoke to Robbie Martin (@FluorescentGrey), a filmmaker whose recent documentary series A Very Heavy Agenda explores how prominent Bush-era neo-conservatives have continued to dominate the Washington foreign policy debate and have been instrumental in creating and fomenting Russiagate and Cold War 2.0. Neoconservatives, or Neocons, have been a…

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The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial: What Illinois Bikers Know That Washington Doesn’t

    The Middle East Conflicts Wall Memorial: What Illinois Bikers Know That Washington Doesn’t

Earlier this month, I spent a day visiting Marseilles to videotape a documentary about recent American military history, specifically the ongoing wars that most of us prefer not to think about. Lest there be any confusion, let me be more specific. I am not referring to Marseilles (mar-SAY), France, that nation’s largest port and second…

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What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

    What Could Be More “Fun” than Covering the Pentagon and All Its “Toys”? Asks the New York Times

Every day, on page A2, the New York Times runs an excruciating feature called “Inside the Times,” wherein one of its reporters tells us (as the feature ought to be entitled) “What It’s Like to Be Me at the New York Times.” Such narcissistic burbling is so empty, and so much less enlightening than the news…

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US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

  US Media Coverage of Venezuela Reaches All-Time Low

As famed Latin American author Eduardo Galeano once wrote, “every time the US ‘saves’ a country, it converts it into either an insane asylum or a cemetery.” Of course, as we look over the wreckage left by the US in countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Somalia, Syria, El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, we see…

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CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

  CODEPINK Ranks the 2020 Presidential Candidates on War, Peace and Military Spending

Forty-five years after Congress passed the War Powers Act in the wake of the Vietnam War, it has finally used it for the first time, to try to end the U.S.-Saudi war on the people of Yemen and to recover its constitutional authority over questions of war and peace. This hasn’t stopped the war yet, and…

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How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Military Industrial Complex

  How Liberals Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Military Industrial Complex

WASHINGTON — With March 19 marking 16 years of continuous war in Iraq, there is a distinct feeling of deja vu in Washington, as neocon figures like John Bolton and Elliot Abrams beat the drum for war in Venezuela. Liberals and progressives have traditionally been more critical of war and militarism than their conservative counterparts.…

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How the Concentration of Wealth is Driving a New Global Imperialism

  How the Concentration of Wealth is Driving a New Global Imperialism

Regime changes in Iraq and Libya, Syria’s war, Venezuela’s crisis, sanctions on Cuba, Iran, Russia, and North Korea are all reflections of a new global imperialism imposed by a core of capitalist nations in support of trillions of dollars of concentrated investment wealth. This new world order of mass capital has become a totalitarian empire…

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Lee Camp: We Are Being Lied Into War Again

  Lee Camp: We Are Being Lied Into War Again

I was 23 when we invaded Iraq, and I wasn’t sure it was based on lies, but something deep down in me—just behind the spleen—told me it was based on lies. Kinda like if your blind date shows up and you notice he has a 2004 flip phone. It seems vaguely worrisome, and no explanation…

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John Bolton Threatens Iran Over Debunked Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons

  John Bolton Threatens Iran Over Debunked Pursuit of Nuclear Weapons

As Iranians this week mark the 40th anniversary of their country’s 1979 revolution, President Donald Trump’s national security adviser John Bolton declared in a message to Iranian leaders on Monday that he doesn’t think they will “have many more anniversaries to enjoy”—a comment that was immediately perceived as a direct threat of war. In a video posted…

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